When thinking with Black Muslims about the Faith, Observe what is right, do what is just (Isaiah 56:1).  Racism raises its ugly head here in the article by Anna Bonta Moreland, “The Qur’an and the Doctrine of Private Revelation:  A Theological Proposal.”[1]  Moreland presents her argument as if there were no relationship to Black Muslims, i.e. to racism.  Openness to others includes not only the elder brothers of Christians, the Jews, but also the younger brothers, African-Americans.

 

 

Material above the solid line draws from material below the solid line.  Those uninterested in scholarly and tangential details should stop reading here.  If they do, however, they may miss some interesting material.

 

Readings

First Reading                     Isaiah 56:1, 6-7

Responsorial Psalm:          Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 (4)

Second Reading:               Romans 11:13-15, 29-32

Alleluia:                             cf. Matthew 4:23

Gospel:                             Matthew 15:21-28

 

Annotated Bibliography

 

Isaiah 56:1, 6-7

Isa 56:6-7

Adrian Leske, review of Göran Eidevall, Sacrificial Rhetoric ion the Prophetic Literature of the Hebrew Bible[2]

Leske reports that Eidevall has value for discussion, but not much else.

 

Isa 56:7

José Enrique Aguilar Chiu, “A Theological Reading of exepneusen in Mark 15:37,39”[3]

 

 

Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 (4)


 

Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 (4)

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 456-458.

 

 

Romans 11:13-15, 29-32

Romans 11:11

Daniel B. Wallace, With Scripture, Subject, and Greek Word Indexes: Greek Grammar:  Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament[4]

 

 

Romans 11:13-15, 29-32

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VIII:  Romans 9—16, Timothy George (ed.), general editor; Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor; Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2971-2, P 1, Y 16) 99-102, 110113.

 

 

Rom 11:13-32

Robert L. Foster, “The Justice of the Gentiles:  Revisiting the Purpose of Romans”[5]

 

 

Rom 11:13

Georges Massinelli, O.F.M., “Christ and the Law in Romans 10:4”[6]

 

 

Rom 11:13

Benjamin White, review of Rafael Rodríguez, If you call Yourself a Jew:  Reappraising Paul’s Letter to the Romans[7]

 

 

Rom 11:14

Timothy A. Brookins, “`I Rather Appeal to Auctoritas’: Roman Conceptualizations of Power and Paul’s Appeal to Philemon”[8]

 

 

Romans 11:29, 32

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 381, 383.

 

 

Rom 11:29

Anna Bonta Moreland, “The Qur’an and the Doctrine of Private Revelation:  A Theological Proposal”[9]

Moreland writes, “Catholics view Jews (what about Black Muslims in the United States) as the chosen people who were given the Covenant of Abraham, receiving the irrevocable calling of God (Rom 11:29).  Moreland has the audacity to cite Avery Dulles as authoritative, without recognizing that Dulles ignores the issue of life in the United States, racism.  Racism includes sexism. 

 

Romans 11:32

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament IV:  John 1—12, Craig S. Farmer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, Associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014, ISBN 978 0 8308-2967-5 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 14) 226.

 

cf. Matthew 4:23

 

 

Matthew 15:21-28


 

Matthew 15:21-28

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament IV:  John 1—12, Craig S. Farmer (ed.), general editor, Timothy George, Associate General editor, Scott M. Manetsch (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2014, ISBN 978 0 8308-2967-5 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 14) 125, 127, 143

 

 

Matthew 15:21-28

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  Old Testament VII:  Psalms 1—72, Timothy George (ed.), general editor, Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2015, ISBN 978 0 8308-2957-6 (hardcover : alk. paper), P 1, Y 15) 271.

 

 

Matt 15:22

Stephen Finlan, review of Michael F. Bird, Jesus Is the Christ:  The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels[10]

 

 

Matt 15:24

Michael Peppard, “Paul Would Be Proud:  The New Testament and Jewish-Gentile Respect”[11]

 

 

Matt 15:24

Eugene Eung-Chun Park, “Covenantal Nomism and the Gospel of Matthew”[12]

 

 

Matthew 15:28

in Reformation Commentary on Scripture:  New Testament VIII:  Romans 9—16, Timothy George (ed.), general editor; Scot M. Manetsch, Associate General editor; Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey (ed.), (Downers Grove, Illinois:  IVP Academic:  An imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2016, ISBN 978 0 8308-2971-2, P 1, Y 16) 39.

 

 

For more on sources see the Appendix file.  A complete set of Personal Notes, dating from the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14, 2002 to the present, is on the web site at www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes. 

 

 

 

In the gobbledygook prayer at Sunday Mass immediately following the Gloria, the Faithful hearing the 2011 Roman Missal can listen for “the warmth of your love.”[13]  The Responsorial Antiphon for this Sunday is O God, let all the nations praise you! (Psalm 67:4)[14].  That would include black Muslim in the United States.  Between November 25, 2011 and November 25, 2012, Personal Notes systematically examined the illiterate 2011 Missal.  For a more thorough examination of the illiterate 2011 Roman Missal, go to 1610 Missal: Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 121125.pdf/htm at http://www.western-civilization.com/CBQ/Personal%20Notes/Personal%20Notes.htm.

 

 

This is a call for grace that some Black Baptists bring to mind with And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God (Acts 9:20).[15] 

 

Addenda

 

Due to greater responsiveness at the National Catholic Reporter blog, beginning with the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Reading 032B, March 15, 2015, my interest began shifting from annotating my index here, to engaging conversation there.  I may keep up the Bibliography, but without further comment.  Time will tell.  Beginning with the Second Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017, my interest began shifting back toward annotating the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

 

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, I discovered that my web site, www.western-civilization.com was receiving 1000 hits per day, from the United States, most of which were for these readings.  That complicates my priorities, priorities that require balancing between developing these Personal Notes, engaging writing on the National Catholic Reporter at https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today, developing a Cleveland Organizing Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), attending to my archival resources at the Western Reserve Historical Society, and preparing my 1972 dissertation, “Cleveland and the Negro following World War II” for publication at least on the web.  I am the founding president of the Hampton Roads Branch of ASALH, from which the movie “Hidden Figures” arose, meaning that these priorities have potential consequences of note.

 

Raymond Arroyo, “The World Over,” on EWTN uses fear-mongering, rather than the Joy of the Gospel to entrance its viewers.  His show July 20, 2017 hosted Father Tad Pacholczyk well illustrated fear mongering.  I may get back to this in a future set of Personal Notes.  In the past, Arroyo has responded to my concerns, particularly the Reverend Robert A. Sirico, who rarely appears anymore, with his drivel.  Beginning, May 3, 2015, I intend to begin pointing out, here, the role fear, rather than joy, has in “The World Over.” 

 

By July 31, I had identified a pattern of attack on Pope Francis by Arroyo.  The attack is on what the Pope is preaching about climate change and capitalism.  In the United States Republicans have firm opposition to such sermonizing, as the forthcoming Trump administration will show . . . or not.  On June 4 Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

 

As, on June 23, 2015, I prepared Reading 110B for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary time for July 26, I decided to begin reading unread book reviews and articles from Theological Studies for two reasons.  The first is I have already read every article cited in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.  The second is that traditionally Theological Studies articles have been more helpful to my prayer life.  I also began reading unread book reviews in the Biblical Quarterly.  Beginning with the Second Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017, I realized the Reformation Commentary on Scripture was doing little for my prayer-life and I began to drift away from the time-consuming details I had been recording.  I intend to keep on reading that Commentary, however.

 

 



[1] Theological Studies, Vol. 76, No. 3 (September 2015) 532.

 

[2] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 1 (January 2015) 132.

 

[3] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4 (October 2016) 684.

[4] Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 1996, 473, 482, 665.

 

[5] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014) 698, 699.

 

[6] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 4 (October 2015) 723.

 

[7] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 4 (October 2016) 789.

 

[8] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly Vol. 77, No. 2 (April 2015) 316.

 

[9] Theological Studies, Vol. 76, No. 3 (September 2015) 532.

 

[10] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 76, No. 4 (October 2014) 757.

 

[11] Theological Studies, Vol. 76, No. 2 (June 2015) 262.

 

[12] the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 4 (October 2015) 676, 683.

 

[13] n.a., The Roman Missal:  Renewed by Decree of the Most Holy Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI and Revised at the Direction of Pope John Paul II:  English Translation According to the Third Typical Edition:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Confirmed by the Apostolic See (Washington, DC, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2011) 480.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Missal.

 

[14] National Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Roman Missal Restored by Decree of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican and Promulgated by Authority of Pope Paul VI: Lectionary for Mass:  For Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America:  Second Typical Edition:  Volume I:  Sundays, Solemnities, Feasts of the Lord and the Saints (Collegeville, Minnesota:  The Liturgical Press, 1988) 772.  Personal Notes refers to this book as the Lectionary.

 

[15] UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2013-2014:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 165:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), a. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2013) .

 

 

UMI Annual Sunday School Lesson Commentary:  Precepts for Living ®: 2016-2017:  International Sunday School Lessons:  Volume 19:  UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), A. Okechuku Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., (ed.) (Chicago, IL  60643: UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), 2016) 539-540.